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Liberal Groups Lining up Behind Barron

4:57 PM, Jun 26, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Adam Kredo at the Washington Free Beacon reports:

The possibility that New York City Councilman Charles Barron could clinch the Democratic nomination today in a race against Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries has put Jewish leaders of all stripes on high alert—and could set the tone for how Jewish voters view the Democratic Party going forward...

Still, public union groups affiliated with AFSCME have pledged support for Barron, a move that came as a shock to many.

AFSCME spokesperson Chris Fleming did not respond to a request seeking comment on whether the organization also backed Barron.

The New York chapter of the environmental group Sierra Club also has thrown its support behind Barron.

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